COLORFUL PEOPLE

  Colorful People is a czech-slovak multigenre band (duo), who met at Jaroslav Ježek Conservatory in Prague. Their passion for latin-american music brought them to Brazil. They were awarded a full scholarship at Institute of Music called “Escola de Choro Raphael Rabello” in Brasília. After studies, they performed in Brazil, Perú and Bolívia.

In 2016, they participated together with students and alumnis of Berklee College of Music at a concert of czech rockstar Petr Janda in Red Room, Boston, USA. They also performed as a duo in USA and Canada.

In 2018, they performed as soloists their original music along with famous bossa-novas by Antonio Carlos Jobim together with South Czech Filharmonic in Metropol, České Budějovice.

In 2019, they appeared on stage with broadway star Moya Angela, at her unique concert on main square in Bratislava, Slovakia. Later in December, they performed with Piarissimo choir in New York and Boston, USA.

Their live performance brings a colorful multigenre music influenced by collaborations with international musicians and their adventurous journeys all over the world.

Lenka Novotná

singer, musician and songwriter

Born in České Budějovice, after graduating from Jaroslav Ježek Conservatory in Prague (musical specialization), Lenka studied percussion at the Institute of traditional Brazilian music called 'Escola de Choro Raphael Rabello'in Brasília from 2012 to 2013. Lenka has been engaged in domestic and foreign music projects as a singer, percussionist, bass guitarist, composer and lyricist, presenting world music in cooperation with Rene Trossman (United States), Femi Temowo (United Kingdom), Di Stéffano (Brazil), Santiago Ferreira (Brazil), Jerry Ogbe Cooper (Nigeria),Adam Tvrdý (CZ), Doctor Victor (CZ), Elis Mraz and Dalibor Mraz (CZ). She sang the blues duet “I still think about you baby” released on the album “I'm on a roll” from 2012 in collaboration with a Chicago guitarist and producer Rene Trossman. In December 2011, Lenka's voice also appeared on the album “A new day” by a Slovak jazz guitarist Robert Rovina. She sang his song “Maybe” together with Dušan Mark, the frontman of a Czech band Support Lesbians. An original song worth noting is "Eu não vou" composed together with Juraj during trips in Brazil and Bolivia. In the autumn of 2018, she collaborated as a vocalist with Support Lesbiens on their latest album "Glow".

Juraj Holoda

musician, composer and bandleader

Multigenre guitarist, pianist, singer, songwriter, arranger and producer originally from Trenčín, Slovakia. Juraj studied guitar and percussion at the Institute of traditional Brazilian music called 'Escola de Choro Raphael Rabello'in Brasília in 2012/2013. Earlier, he graduated jazz guitar specialization at Jaroslav Ježek Conservatory in Prague. As a guitarist, he has participated in many international music projects. He's collaborated with a former broadway singer Moya Angela (USA), guitarist, songwriter and singer Shahab Tolouie (Iran), singer Jerry "Ogbe" Cooper (Nigeria), drummer Di Stéffano (Brazil), bass player Josias Pedrosa (Brazil), producer and musician Ismael Fonte (Brazil), czech rockstar Petr Janda (CZ), d Martin Valihora, Juraj Griglák, Eugen Vizvári, Michal Bugala (SK) and many others... He has also worked as an arranger and producer for both domestic and international artists. He is the bandleader and manager of the Colorful People.

Why are we Colorful People?

“We perceive music in a different way. We talk our own way; we say brightly colored. We travel across musical genres as we understand that each style expresses certain feelings, moods, emotions, that are not immutable. And because (as humans) we are not monotonous, the music we create reflects it. Music and dance are for us connected vessels, interacting with each other, so that one simply cannot exist without the other. From movement and rhythm rises melody, which is further harmonized, and thus creates music. Studying music at the other end of the world has clarified this natural phenomenon. Staying in Rio de Janeiro during the carnival was one of our strongest experiences.”

“Every song we write is based on our personal experiences in the infinite space of endless stories of a life.”

Author texts written by Juraj and Lenka either by themselves or with the help of lyricists such as Lumír Slabý, Vašo Michalčík, Santiago Ferreira, Nicol Schmidt, Emma Williams and Lex Hefner are interpreted in English, Czech, Slovak and occasionally in Portuguese.

“As musical nomads, we have been traveling the world and life together for quite a few years. We make our living with music while traveling the world.”

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